The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Myanmar, Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Myanmar Embassy.

When shipping goods overseas to Myanmar, the following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

A foreigner may import “reasonable quantities” of household goods and personal effects into Myanmar duty free under the following conditions:

  • He/she has diplomatic status or works for a legally registered foreign company or business cooperation.
  • He/she obtains a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her diplomatic status or, in the case of a non-diplomat, he/she obtains a valid visa and stay permit from the Ministry of Labor.
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free.
  • All foreigners, with the exception of diplomats, must pay duty on consumable items.
  • All goods imported duty free by a foreigner must also be re-exported upon his or her eventual departure from Myanmar.
  • The shipper must be in Myanmar at the time of clearance.
  • All communications equipment, i.e., satellite dishes, fax machines, phones, switchboards, walkie-talkies, short-wave radios, etc., must have individual import permits from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications prior to arrival. Moving companies are not authorized to represent any shipper in front of this Ministry. It is his or her responsibility to obtain these import permits.
  • Any antiques imported should be declared to the Ministry of Information.
  • List all electrical items separately, stating brand, model, and serial number.

When shipping goods overseas to Myanmar, the following items are prohibited, but not limited to, from entry into the country:

  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Pornographic material
  • Gambling instruments
  • Narcotics
  • Subversive literature

Never mix household goods and personal effects with commercial goods. Office furniture, stationary, and office machinery are considered commercial goods.

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Myanmar, the following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Only a diplomat may import a vehicle into Myanmar duty free.
  • For all other foreigners, duty will be assessed at approximately 300% of the new value of the vehicle. All autos must be left-hand drive.

Moving Pets to Myanmar, The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Myanmar with no quarantine period required. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Rangoon, Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Bago, Pathein or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions on documentation.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.